I have three predefined lists in Google Maps (Favorites, Want to go and Starred places). When I try to save any location to the first two I get an error "Failed to save to Favorites" or "Failed to save to Want to go". However, I can save successfully to the Starred places.

Also, when I try to create my own list using "New list" I get a "Failed to create list" error.

The error messages come from the bottom of the page in a dark grey box, like this:

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So, why can't I use these features? This is not a one-time thing, I've been trying to do this for a couple of weeks now and get the same issue.

EDIT: Just found out that the feature works when I am connected to the internet via VPN selecting a server in Latvia for example. As soon as I'm disconnected and get back to my local server in Azerbaijan the feature stops working. So it can be a region-based problem maybe?

  • How many items are in each list? Is it possible you've run up against a hard limit? – ale Jan 5 '18 at 14:57
  • "Want to go" is empty, "Favorites" has 10 items. So no, it's probably something else. – Limbo Exile Jan 5 '18 at 15:02
  • Can you create new lists? Maybe something is borked about these. – ale Jan 5 '18 at 15:38
  • No, I mentioned this issue in the post, too: when I try to create my own list using "New list" I get a "Failed to create list" error. – Limbo Exile Jan 5 '18 at 15:44
  • Well then, I'm flummoxed. The feature's less than a year old; I can't imaging they're looking to kill it now. Maybe it's just a bug? For what it's worth, it seems to be working for me. Try another browser? Network? – ale Jan 5 '18 at 15:55

It was indeed a regional restriction. On the bottom right of the Google Maps page there is a country setting.

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When it's changed to another country, for example Latvia, the feature becomes available.

  • in my case it was showing "GLOBAL", in the settings it was "Current Region" but I found out that my current country (Monaco) is not even an option there! Picked France and list saving worked. – Stefano Dec 12 '19 at 21:45

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